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    Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Here are mine:
    -Abyssinian
    -Silkie
    -American
    What are yours?

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    American smooth coat...all the way. Never really been fan of long hair. This includes cats and dogs. Smooth and short!

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    I'm also an American Shorthair fan. I think the Abby's are cute but my heart belongs to the shorthairs. That's all I've ever owned.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    I have had mostly shorthairs, but I have a special place in my heart for the Abbys.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    American short haired.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    I like the fancier hairstyles best. Abbies are my favorite, but I have two Americans now.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Quote Originally Posted by 80s_piggies View Post
    I have had mostly shorthairs, but I have a special place in my heart for the Abbys.
    Same with me! I love how the short-haired are really calm, but I personally own an Abby and I love her to death!

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    American Smooth Hair, Teddy, and Abbys!! I own the first two,but fell in love with an abby baby!!

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Abyssinian, American, and coronet.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    You're making us decide between just three?
    -Smooth-coated(or American, the breed can be called both. Bacon is a short hair and his personality is so laid-back and friendly.)
    -Crested(I've never owned one myself, but I adore them!)
    -Abyssinian(They have a more skittish nature, but the cowlicks and rosettes are hard to resist! Eggs is so beautiful, though I must be careful to pet him the way his fur goes, otherwise he runs away or growls. )

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    -Lunkarya
    -Teddy/Rex
    -Skinny pigs<3

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    -Crested
    -Skinny pig
    -Lunkaryka/alpaca

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    American short hair..... teddy.......Abyssinian

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    I'm shocked that there are so many fans of short haired piggies. I guess it's because 90% of the guinea pigs in our area are Americans, so they seem pretty normal. I absolutely love the more unusual breeds. My favorites right now are:
    -Skinny pig
    -Peruvian
    -Texel
    Well, I'm sure I wouldn't be as fond of the long haired piggies if I actually had one, but they are so pretty. I have had a skinny and absolutely loved her. To be honest, for me it comes down to the individual piggy. Sometimes I'll just see one and fall in love with it.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Abby
    Texel
    Peruvian

    I have a love for the long haired piggies

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    I love Abby's. They seem to have such spunky attitudes.
    I also have always wanted a Merino/Alpaca but I have never seen one in the U.S.
    My third favorite would have to be Teddy's.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Himalayan
    Teddy
    Shorthair or abby

    I really don't like longhairs as the extra grooming is a pain for both me & the pig. Unfortunately we have zero Himalayans in my country & I'm a bit obsessed with them.

    But apparently we've created a new breed in Sweden called Lunkarya(?). Looks like Einstein's tupé after it accidentally went in the dryer.
    http://www.kalushascavies.co.uk/P1070908.JPG
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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Abyssinians -
    I've been in love with Abys for 30 years. Just love their inquisitive mischievous nature, their intellect and their athleticism

    Texel -
    If you want a true lap piggy, then choose a Texel. They are the sweetest, calmest and most loving I have ever come across

    Skinny or Baldwin -
    I always thought they were downright ugly until I actually held one. I was fascinated by his ears flopping as he ran, and the fact that he was like a little furnace.
    I was reluctant to get one because of our cold winters.

    Short haired American -
    No way. Sorry to offend you lovers of the breed, but they just don't resonate with me.With a few exceptions, I find them unattractive.

    Peruvians -
    I find well-kept ones to be pleasing to look at, but have no desire to own one. I would head for the clippers to give it a haircut, so why even consider the breed? I even keep my Texel's hair cut short.

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    Abyssinian is my number 1 all the way. Not only do I think they're the cutest but I also love their personalities.

    After that it would have to be Skinny Pigs/Baldwins. I've always loved hairless animals for some reason!

    Third would be Teddy just because they are so cute!

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    Re: Poll: What are your top favorite three breeds of guinea pigs?

    1st) Abyssinian's are my all time favourite! The pig I had growing up was an aby and now I have 1 aby and an abbyreuvian.

    2nd) I love the look of texels. I have never owned one or even seen one in person but I love their appearance and in the future I'm going to keep my eyes open for one needing a home!

    3rd) I also love skinny pigs, they are so ugly that they're cute! One day I am determined to own at least 1.

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